A stock of 5,670kg of fish unsuitable for human consumption has been seized while being transported in a lorry to Negombo from Chilaw.
The Police Media Division said based on a tip-off received by officers of the Kochchikade Police, the stock of fish was seized.
The stock of fish, if in good condition, is estimated to be worth around Rs.3.4 million.
The driver of the lorry, a 53-year-old resident of Pitipana, Negombo has been arrested.
He is scheduled to be produced before the Negombo Magistrate’s court today.
The Kochchikade Police is conducting further investigation.